Be careful what you say — it may come back to bite you … or your Emmy chances. That’s what is happening to Kathy Griffin, who earlier this month nabbed a sixth consecutive Emmy nomination in the outstanding reality category for her Bravo series My Life On the D-List (she won in 2007 and 2008). A self-professed Hoarders fanatic, Griffin regularly talks about her obsession with the A&E reality series during her standup, including in her stand-up specials on Bravo. Now A&E is using some of the praise Griffin has heaped on Hoarders in the docu-series’ Emmy campaign. Hoarders, chronicling the struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding, received its first Emmy nomination this year and is going against D-List, Discovery’s Deadliest Catch and Mythbusters, PBS’ Antique Roadshow and CBS’ Undercover Boss in the best reality series category. Here are the Hoarders Emmy ad, which A&E is expected to unveil later today, and an eight-minute Hoarders segment from one of Griffin’s stand-up specials.
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